# Area of compound shapes

I’ve found quite a simple game that might help before things get a bit tricky with finding the area of compound shapes. Have a go here and let us know what you thought: helpful? easy? challenging?

Do try to resist the urge to just count squares: that won’t really help you to further your understanding!! π

## 34 thoughts on “Area of compound shapes”

1. makayla says:

What does urge mean Mrs Larkin

1. Mrs Larkin says:

When you really want to do something. What I meant was, even if you’re tempted to take the easy option of counting squares, try not to π

1. makayla says:

Thank you for telling me

2. makayla says:

I can’t get on it because of my device it is a tablet so that might be why

1. Mrs Larkin says:

Thanks for trying π Maybe you could find a game that does work on a tablet?

3. sophie says:

I found it easy when I did it I got my estimates quite close to the answer without counting the squares

1. Mrs Larkin says:

Great! π

1. Mrs Larkin says:

Hello Jack. Are you going to post any comments on any of the threads?

2. makayla says:

Hi Jack why don’t you try going on the game and tell Mrs Larkin what happened when you played the game

4. Kayleigh Fox says:

I found the game really easy and I know how to do it now

1. Mrs Larkin says:

Good! π

2. makayla says:

Well done kayleigh good work

1. Mrs Larkin says:

Thanks Makayla. If anyone plays, let us know how you get on. It might be helpful if you have some paper to do some jottings π

5. Amelia says:

I tried the game that Makayla put on and it was easy.

6. leah says:

Hi Mrs Larkin,
this game is easy and I love it when you put games on. My mum got the estimate so close because she said 23 but the right answer was 24

1. Mrs Larkin says:

7. sophie says:

I had a go at Makayla’s game and got 50 points in 2 mins 34

1. makayla says:

Well done Sophie

8. makayla says:

I should be coming back to school tomorrow after being at the doctors today I’m ok to be at school just need to drink water. Yes back at school Friday woohoo π π π π π π π π π π π π π π π

1. Denny-lou K says:

Yay I miss you

1. makayla says:

That’s so sweet take good care of me tomorrow

2. makayla says:

Yes school tomorrow I just can’t wait π π π π π π π π π π π π π π π

9. Denny-lou K says:

I can’t get on it but I like doing compound shapes – they’re easy when you know how to do them. They are really fun

10. makayla says:

Thank you for going on my games guys

11. makayla says:

What are we doing tomorrow Mrs Larkin?

1. Mrs Larkin says:

Lots of fun things as always π

1. makayla says:

Yay I was hoping to do lots of fun things when I come back today. I just need to keep drinking as that’s what the doctor said. WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! π π π π π π π π π π π π π π π π π π π π

12. makayla says:

Could you try and correct the grammar and punctuation in my sentence:
wheN i were At sChOoL it were GREAT mY Friends are sO NICe.

1. Mrs Larkin says:

It’s funny you should set this challenge as we’ve had a go at a SPAG paper this afternoon! Let’s see how many people attempt this…

13. Denny-lou/Makayla says:

Hi Mrs Larkin me and Makayla have just been on it and it is a awesome game we liked it !

1. Mrs Larkin says:

Good! Do you remember our work on articles? Can you spot a problem with your message?

14. Inayah Zia says:

Hi Mrs Larkin I enjoyed the game because it helps at compound shapes and estimating . Thanks I love it when you put games on.